BSRIA Model Format for Building Services Specifications Launched

In this age of BIM and information management, it is easy to forget that a key part of the information used during construction projects is the specification.

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IRENA Says Solar PV Leading Falling Renewable Energy Costs

The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the world, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) revealed in a new report today.

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STA Amends Influential 10 Commitments on Solar Farms to Include Community Investment Offer

The Solar Trade Association has revised its influential ‘10 Commitments' [1] on the development of solar farms to support the Department for Energy and Climate Change's push for greater levels of local and community ownership.

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Energy Saving Trust Launches Plug-in Advice Tool

The Plug-in Vehicle tool provides customised advice for organisations so they can understand where and how plug-in vehicles will work within their fleet, where to recharge on the routes most commonly taken, and what first steps they can take to adopt the electric vehicles.

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Britain Now Boasts over 650,000 Solar PV Installations of all Shapes and Sizes

Official Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) figures out today show that solar electricity generation almost doubled over the course of last year, with almost 5GW of capacity at the end of 2014 up from 2.8GW at the end of 2013. This is enough power to supply the equivalent of 1.5million homes.

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New COMAH Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Delivery Guide Available

A new Electrical, Control & Instrumentation (E,C&I) Inspection Delivery Guide has been produced. It provides a concise guide detailing how HSE will assess compliance across its three major inspection topics – functional safety, explosive and toxic gas atmospheres and electrical power systems.

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Solar Feed-In Tariffs For Big Roofs Could Soon Move With Owners

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today released proposals that would allow businesses and factories to take their solar with them if they move location [1].

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REA and STA to Go Separate Ways

The Renewable Energy Association and Solar Trade Association will end their formal affiliation on 1 January 2015.

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Coalition Risks Its Own Solar Revolution says the STA

The Government has published critical decisions on solar power today, including the finalised budget for Contracts for Difference (CfDs) [1].

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Lit up: an LED lighting field trial by The Energy Saving Trust

Lit up field reportLit up is the Energy Saving Trust's field report on LED lighting, in which more than 4,000 light fittings were tested in communal areas of social housing.The report reveals that LEDs can bring better light brightness, colour and distribution, and can offer significant reductions in energy and maintenance costs, particularly in areas where lighting is on for 24 hours a day.


Download the Lit Up field report here